November Recap, December Goals

November 2016, what an incredible month. I made an attempt at a challenge labeled Run Every Day for a Month.  Redfam was a difficult task to manage, and one that I wasn’t able to complete out of pure exhaustion.  I did log at least 1 mile for 28 of the 30 days in the month of November though and totaled up 164.7 miles, a new month PR! That’s the most miles I have put in to a single month since I started running in September 2011.  I didn’t complete the streak or the challenge, but 160+ miles is a success in itself.

Included in those miles are 3 consecutive sub 4 hour marathon finishes! My sub-4 runs have been few and far between lately, as I’ve been pushing in quantity of races but the last few weeks have felt great.  I will have full recaps of each of these events coming soon. 2 of these races marked my first sub 4 finish in Mississippi & Florida, slowly checking off states.

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Brooklyn and I spent 9 days in Walt Disney World over Thanksgiving with friends and family who all gave up their vacation time to celebrate with us at our wedding! It was a tremendous day, full of fun and beauty and we could not be more thankful for everyone who helped make it so special.

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The rest of the week was spent in the parks celebrating, disneybounding and closing down the Magic Kingdom night after night.

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December is coming quick and I have a few goals to help get through the month. I’ve got 2 marathons on the schedule and the potential of adding another. I’ll be running my 4th St. Jude Memphis Marathon this weekend and pacing 4:30 at the Inaugural Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon the following weekend.   Plus a cross country drive to California. So here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish this month.

  • 2 Marathon finishes. (Lifetime Marathon #38 & 39)
  • Sub 4 finish in Tennessee
  • Potential sub 4 in California (if added)
  • Recap all 5 marathons on the blog
  • 1 non-recap blog post per week